NVR Inc. (NVR): Today's Featured Materials & Construction Winner

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NVR ( NVR) pushed the Materials & Construction industry higher today making it today's featured materials & construction winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, NVR rose $12.35 (1.4%) to $902.07 on average volume. Throughout the day, 45,121 shares of NVR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 41,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $892.50-$907.72 after having opened the day at $892.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $889.72. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that increased today were: China Recycling Energy Corporation ( CREG), up 12.6%, Real Goods Solar ( RSOL), up 7.2%, Integrated Electrical Services ( IESC), up 6.2% and China Advanced Construction Materials Group ( CADC), up 4.6%.

NVR, Inc. operates as a homebuilder in the United States. The company engages in the construction and sale of single-family detached homes, townhomes, and condominium buildings under the trade names of Ryan Homes, NVHomes, Fox Ridge Homes, and Heartland Homes. NVR has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate NVR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NVR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Homex Development ( HXM), down 5.7%, MagneGas Corporation ( MNGA), down 5.2%, Industrial Services of America ( IDSA), down 4.3% and India Globalization Capital ( IGC), down 4.0% , were all laggards within the materials & construction industry with Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX) being today's materials & construction industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the materials & construction industry could consider SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF ( XHB) while those bearish on the materials & construction industry could consider ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd ( SBM).

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